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The Lost World of Sinbad (1963)

Dai tozoku (original title)
Sukezaemon, a pirate, is shipwrecked in a strange corner of the world. With his companion, a wizard named Sennin, Sukezaemon becomes entangled in a plot by the evil premier to succeed the dying King Raksha.


Senkichi Taniguchi




Cast overview, first billed only:
Toshirô Mifune ... Sukezaemon Naya - Sinbad in English Version
Tadao Nakamaru Tadao Nakamaru ... The Chancellor
Mie Hama ... Princess Yaya
Kumi Mizuno ... Miwa the Rebel Leader
Ichirô Arishima Ichirô Arishima ... Sennin the Wizard
Hideyo Amamoto ... Granny the Witch
Mitsuko Kusabue Mitsuko Kusabue ... Sobei
Jun Tazaki Jun Tazaki ... Itaka Tsuzuka of the Imperial Guards
Akiko Wakabayashi ... Yaya's Maid
Jun Funato Jun Funato ... Prince Ming of Thailand
Makoto Satô ... The Black Pirate
Jun'ichirô Mukai Jun'ichirô Mukai ... Chief of Imperial Guards
Rokku Furukawa Rokku Furukawa ... Rebel
Hideo Sunazuka Hideo Sunazuka ... Rebel
Masaya Nihei Masaya Nihei ... Rebel


An adventurous and daring sailor sets sail to the castle of an ailing king to stop an evil premier, hungry for power and wealth, from succeeding to the throne and marrying the king's beautiful daughter. Along the way, with the help of a band of courageous rebels and a lustful wizard, he must overcome the powers of a mesmerizing witch, ruthless pirates, and the castle's Imperial guards. The sailor must also free those kidnapped into slavery and restore the king's reputation. Written by Oliver Chu

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His NEWEST Conquest!


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Did You Know?


In the United States, this was picked up by American International, re-titled "The Lost World of Sinbad," and released at the top of a packaged double feature with another negative pickup, Giuseppe Vari's "War of the Zombies." See more »


Co-screenwriter Shin'ichi Sekizawa is misidentified as the director of photography in the onscreen credits of the English-dubbed version. See more »


Miwa the Rebel Leader: [Sinbad is trying to look for the Premier's hideout] You hurt my feelings...
Sukezaemon Naya, alias 'Luzon': Argh!
Miwa the Rebel Leader: You didn't need my help, you said.
Sukezaemon Naya, alias 'Luzon': You are fast, how did you get here so quick?
Miwa the Rebel Leader: I know this place like my backyard.
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Crazy Credits

The credits on the U.S. prints, release by American International under the title "The Lost World of Sinbad", list the director of photography as Shinichi Sekizawa. Mr. Sekizawa is a noted screenwriter who also co-wrote this film. See more »


Referenced in Kiganjô no bôken (1966) See more »

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Great Adventure and Sci-Fi from Toho!
11 January 2004 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is one of my all-time favorite movies from Toho studios. This movie is about a courageous sailor named Luzon (Sinbad in the American version) who tries to save a kingdom and a king's reputation from a corrupted premier, with the help of some aggressive but hilarious rebels. This movie is chock full of fun and adventure elements like sword-wielding battles, a gigantic castle, royalty, pirates, exotic dancers, heroes, action and magic. It's fun to watch and follow, fit for adults and children. Included in the mix is a woman-loving wizard, who is a resourceful ally to Sinbad, and the treacherous stone-turning witch! This movie stars Japanese veteran actor Toshiro Mifune and beautiful Japanese belles Mie Hama, Kumi Mizuno and Akiko Wakabayashi, overseen by veteran Toho screenwriters Takeshi Kimura and Shinichi Sekizawa, and includes a catchy music score by composer Masaru Sato. With a combination of drama, tragedy, humor, special effects, music, magic and adventure, this film is sure a treat for all adventure/sci-fi loving fans. I always have a good time watching this film.

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Release Date:

3 March 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

7th Wonder of Sinbad See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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